I have written several times before about Scotland in the wake of the referendum, especially with regard to the Scottish National Party and the double-edged sword of its success. I have a new post on the subject, over at the Scottish site Bella Caledonia:
I am constantly reworking what I have observed and learned into something new. We all do this with whatever we choose to excel at, of course, but with writing, you get to see its progression quite visibly over time. Words are frozen in place, like it or not, even while we move ahead. So the only thing to do, as I indicate in the piece, is to reorient ourselves and try again more wisely and capably, and hopefully a newer and better iteration will result. That's the mystery of life and we wouldn't want to live it if it wasn't so.
Enjoy the piece and I will hopefully have more to come in the future.